Madeleine Joy Dawes | all / most / some / none
Address: 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000
Time: Tuesday to Friday 11am-5pm, Saturday 11am-3pm
Underpinned by the language, tactility and intimacy of textile-based crafts, works that initially masquerade as digital prints are subverted from by subtle nuances and imperfections in mark making. Dawes considers her practice as something of a solitary durational performance, the completed works acting as the archive, or documentation of the event. As such, the resulting works exist not as a snapshot of time, but as a continual processing and unfolding of.
Through surrendering to this outwardly mechanised appearing process, Dawes is afforded the time to process loss, grief and joy, as is the case with this body of work that responds to the disintegration of a relationship that though laden with good intent, ultimately found its foundations tempestuously built in fear.